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Eti­had Air­ways’ Pre­mium Lounge at Mel­bourne Tul­la­ma­rine has been voted Aus­trala­sia’s lead­ing air­port lounge in the 23rd An­nual World Travel Awards Asia and Aus­trala­sia; its First Class Lounge and Spa in Abu Dhabi was voted the re­gion’s best at the Mid­dle East World Travel Awards • Whistler Black­comb Re­sort, the big­gest ski des­ti­na­tion in North Amer­ica, has joined Epic Aus­tralia Pass; cur­rent pass-hold­ers are en­ti­tled to five free ski or snow­board days at Whistler Black­comb this north­ern win­ter while 2017 sign-ups, at $789, re­ceive 10 days next year or in 2018 • Qan­tas epiQure has launched an In­sta­gram feed @qan­tasepiqure to show­case its 100-strong provider part­ners and en­cour­age so­cial me­dia shares; fre­quent fly­ers earn points on all pur­chases • Oaks Ho­tels & Re­sorts re­ports de­mand for its long-stay, ser­viced apart­ments in Aus­tralia jumped 23.77 per cent in the 2015-16 fi­nan­cial year; long-term rentals are valid for stays of a min­i­mum 28 nights, from $119 a night • Bali’s Elite Havens has fam­ily-friendly vil­las for sum­mer, in­clud­ing Villa Ja­jaliluna in Seminyak, with en­suite bed­rooms, pool, but­lers and chefs.

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